Volunteer

Volunteers & Interns

Join the team of Forbes House volunteers!

Our volunteers have diverse experiences and help with a variety of tasks. Responsibilities are designed to accommodate all schedules and levels of commitment. From a day of service with your work or church group to a regular, scheduled volunteer shift, we can tailor a volunteering experience which enhances your life.

It’s easy to get involved. Scroll down to learn about open opportunities. If you’re interested, fill out the volunteer application and we will contact you.

Perhaps you already have a volunteer opportunity in mind? Contact Katy at kfarrell@forbeshouse.org or 440-357-7321 to get started.

After applying, potential volunteers must participate in a telephone interview with a staff member.

Reasons to volunteer!



Volunteer Positions available at Forbes House – Winter 2017

Community Education/Outreach Volunteer

  • Age requirement: 18 years or older.
  • Tasks: Share information about Forbes House and domestic violence at events; drop off flyers to businesses; staff booths at community fairs/festivals and events.
    Skills: Ability to make conversation with strangers, effective public speaking, interpersonal skills
  • Time: As needed, scheduled shifts during events
  • Ideal for individuals or pairs

Donations Volunteer

  • Age requirement: 21 years or older.
  • Tasks: Organize clothing, hygiene products, and food donations; create and maintain an inventory of items; check for expired or lesser-used items.
    Skills: Strong organization skills, initiative, reliability, strong 
    communication skills
  • Time: Regular weekly or twice-monthly commitment
  • Ideal for individuals or pairs

Maintenance Volunteer

  • Age requirement: 21 years or older
  • Tasks: Work at Forbes House on minor repairs around the shelter; fix minor issues relating to electricity, plumbing and more; the ideal volunteer will be a “jack (or jill) of all trades.”
  • Skills: Knowledge of plumbing, electricity, appliances, carpentry; strong communication skills, ability to work under pressure; security consciousness; ability to solve problems; positive attitude.
  • Time: Weekly or twice-monthly commitment 

Playroom Volunteer

  • Age requirement: 18 years or older.
  • Tasks: Organize playroom toys and books; put out new toys and remove old playroom items; sanitize toys and games.
  • Skills: Strong organizational skills, initiative, ability to work independently
  • Time: Regular twice-monthly or monthly commitment